Maya is a 3D animation software .It gives users to create a innovative animation , modelling of parts ,simulating the product and much more with creative skills of the user.Please note that Maya is not available for 32 bit Operating System from 2014.
Maya the most popular software for creating 3D animation ,modelling ,simulation. Auto desk says that it is “Comprehensive 3D animation software. Maya® 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software offers artists a comprehensive creative tool set. These tools provide a starting point to realize your vision in modeling, animation, lighting, and VFX.”You can create any product you wish if you are well versed in this software.Nearly all digital advertisement are created by animation software’s like maya and 3ds Max.
Maya 2016 is more different from its previous versions because of its huge changes to previous versions.The complete change in User Interface from Maya 2015 , additional extension for professional animation and VFX.
Maya is Developed by Auto desk Inc.one of the top most ranked software company. The other packages of this vendor include Auto desk 3ds max and Auto CAD for Graphics and animation purpose. 3DS Max, Auto desk Alias design for design industry, Auto desk Revit for Civil Engineers and many more. All are used in design industry, Graphics Industry, Construction work and research work.
● New GUI – New menus are added.
● Mudbox sculpting tools are added in Maya 2016.
● New extension for motion graphics.
● Faster, easier-to-use XGen.
● Bifrost procedural effects platform.
● New parallel rig system speeds rig playback and manipulation.
● Natural-looking character creation.
● OpenSubdiv support – Accelerate performance with interactive workflows.
● Enhanced look development workflow Hypershade work is more artist-friendly and intuitive
● Manage data and scenes with specialized workflows.
● Insert CG elements into a live-action scene.
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Operating System : Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional, Windows® 8.1 Professional, and Windows® 7 (SP1) operating system
CPU Type :64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor
Memory :Minimum 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Display Resolution :1024×768 (1600×1050 or higher recommended) with True Color
Display Card :Windows display adapter capable of 1024×768 with True Color capabilities. DirectX® 9 or DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.
Installation Space : 4 GB
Pointing Device :MS-Mouse compliant device
Browser :Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)
.NET Framework :.NET Framework Version 4.5
Network :Deployment via Deployment Wizard..
Open the download File and Extract it to the desired Folder. Double click the setup file or right click and choose Run as Administrator. Click yes in the alert box.
Click on the install Tools and utilities button if and only if you are a professional and want to install on many system and networks. Otherwise click on install button.
Now click on install now button choose your country from dropdown menu the default is United States. Click on I accept Radio button and choose next.
For a single pc installation choose Stand-Alone License. If your system in connected in a network, choose network license. In product Information section we recommend you to choose “try this product for 30 days” and click next. If you have already purchased, you can enter your serial number and product key in which you will get in your mail or dvd.
Choose the components you want. If you want to explore all features, choose all the components. In the installation path we recommend you not to install in C drive since it takes nearly 4 GB space. Choose any other directory. Just wait for 5 to 10 minutes to complete the installation (installation time depends upon your hardware specs).
After that run Maya 2016 agree the privacy statement. Choose “Try”, the trial pack can be used for 30 days. We recommend you to try before buying. Students and Professors can use Maya educational version and get license from Free education license products.You get free license for 3 years.
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Maya is the standard software in animation and CG industry. We advise you to buy only if you really need. Students can use educational version but for others we suggest you to buy if you really need this.This is a great software so we suggest you to buy this software.we tested this program in windows 7 operating system .This program is rated 4.5 out of 5.
● Industry standard and powerful animation software.
● Very user friendly with so much support.
● It is benchmark for all animation software’s.
● It supports lot of formats.
● Comes with Trail version.
● License is very expensive.
● You need high configuration machines for advanced usage.
● Maya 2017 Free Download(Latest)
● Maya 2015 Free Download
● Maya 2016 for MAC Free Download
● Maya 2016 for Linux Free Download
Auto desk provides plenty of supports.The help feature in Maya is lot useful. For some options there will be separate videos in auto desk help section.
● Auto desk provides the reference for all options in their website.
● Learn through YouTube in this playlist Mike Hermes.
● If you want Auto desk certification learn through Autodesk university.
● Lynda offers great tutorials at reasonable price as Maya Video Tutorials.
● Some other sites like pluralsight offer premium learning packages.